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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside Colorado Student Top Speller PagelOA A Quick Read IRS Sends Bakkers Million Tax ORLANDO Fla AP Evange list Jim Bakker says he has always paid his taxes but the federal gov ernment contends otherwise Bakker and his wife Tammy re ceived a million tax bill Thurs day from the Internal Revenue Ser vice The lien ordered the Bakkers to pay for 1981 and for 1982 The Orlando Sentinel reported I dont owe taxes Bakker said when shown a copy of the lien Ive always paid my taxes Its a part of the plot to destroy Jim and Tammy The lien filed in Orange County protects the governments interests by preventing the Bakkers from sell ing any property without IRS per mission said Jackie Bracey an IRS public affairs officer in Greensboro NC She said tax liens would be filed wherever the Bakkers are believed to own property Vatican Makes Latin VATICAN CITY AP A Vatican postage stamp issued to commemo rate Pope John Paul Hs trip to Scan dinavia contains a mistake in Latin the Italian news agency ANSA reported The Latin writing on the stamp was supposed to say John Paul the Second Visits Norway Iceland Fin land Denmark and Sweden but in stead of the Latin word for Sweden Svetiam the stamp has Sve biam the agency reported Thursday Svebiam means Swabia a region in southwest West Germany The Rev Carlo Eger director of the Vatican Latin foundations maga zine Lattinitastold ANSA the mis take is a huge error that should have been avoided Latin unfortunately is on decline even in the Vatican he was quoted as saying Latin remains the Vaticans offi cial language but its use at Mass was made optional after the Second Vati can Council Weather Skies To Turn Cloudy Fair skies are forecast tonight with a low in the upper 60s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Saturday with a 20 percent chance of a thunderstorms The high will be in the mid 90s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Tessie C Benton Montmorenci Frontis Brooks Rock Hill Isaac Butler Jr Clearwater Richard M Johnson Jr Augusta Marian J Kirk Paim Harbor Fla Chistine N Raborn Waynesboro Ga Georgia V Rowland New Ellenton Joseph W Spivey Aiken Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather SB 13A 38 2B 68 4B 2B 1B 6A 4A 7A 28 6A Bush Returns From Success In Europe Page IB County Planners Debate Subdivisions Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 132 New Restart Supervisor Begins Work At SRS By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Fiftyone US Department of Energy employees at the Savannah River Site have a new supervisor today Robert E Tiller began duties Thursday as acting director of a newly established site office that is overseeing preparations to restart the facultys weapons produc tion reactors Two groups of site employees report to Tillers office according to local DOE officials s All those assigned to the office of the assistant DOE manager for reactor oper ations John E which had reported to PW Bill Kaspar manager of the departments Savannah River Operations The reactor safety division which had reported to the office of the assistant manager for health safety and environ ment Thomas F A total of 51 department employees are affected by the changes said Julie Mad den a spokeswoman with SRO The changes are part of a larger reor ganization plan that Energy Secretary James D Watkins announced on May 19 Tiller 54 deputy manager of the DOEs Idaho Operations Office will di rect the restart office until a permanent director is found He will report directly to the assistant secretary for defense programs at DOE headquarters in Washington and is re sponsible for keeping headquarters in formed about any developments that could affect restart of the sites three pro duction reactors The 1950sera facilities have been idled since last summer for DOEordered safe ty upgrades encompassing equipment management and procedures The reactors supply the nations only source of tritium a perishable radioac tive gas vital in the manufacture of nucle ar weapons Tritium decays at a rate of 55 percent a year and must be replen ished periodically to keep weapons effective Department officials express concern about dwindling tritium supplies but dont expect to restart any reactors be fore early next year Tillers office officially known as the Special Projects Office Savannah River Restart will work directly with Kaspar and James S Moore president of Wes tinghouse Savannah River Co the new SRS operating contractor Tiller will report to Washington for all matters that relate to timely and safe restart and the operation of the Savan nah River reactors Ms Madden said Please See NEW RESTART Page GA Aggravated Assault Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle Theft AIKEN COUNTY y0 Change Aaaravated Assault Breaking andJinterinq Motor Vehicle Theft Ye Change Aggravated Assault Breaking and Entering 9651 10601 Motor Vehicle Theft Budget Generous ToSC Education Staff Graphic By S Mclaughlin Session Winds DownPage 1B By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Education wins a lions share of the proposed 198990 state budget but significant tax reform will have to wait until at least next year State lamakers debated until the last minute then approved a billion state budget on Thursday The 198990 budget which goes into ef fect on July 1 calls for million more or an additional 8 percent in spend ing than the current budget and provides funds to increase the number of state em ployees by 1100 to 40000 The General Assembly gave approval to the budget only minutes before it was required under law to adjourn for the year Adjournment came just hours after the budget was balanced following 12 days of debate by a compromise commit tee of Senate and House representatives I knew wed make it I knew that wed use up every minute said Sen James Waddell DBeauf ort and chairman of the House and Senate budget conference committee The formalities of signing the budget will come today because the General As sembly pushed an agreement too late to complete everything before Thursdays 5 pm mandatory adjournment Gov Carroll Campbell will then review the budget Campbell has the authority to veto specific budget items which the General Assembly could then try to rein sert when it returns to Columbia June 19 to wrap up loose ends After the session ended the governor said he still needed to review specific por Schools Reap Bonus COLUMBIA Because of its multicounty school district status Aiken County win get oearly in additional funds in the billion state budget approved this week by the General Assembly Rep Tom Huff RNorth Augusta said the capital improvements fund was included in a proviso to budget bill and gives each county for school construction needs in fiscal The additional money for Aiken County was made possible by a pro vision that says aay allocations to counties with multicounty school districts must be done on a perpu pil basis Rep Buff said because Aiken of fers educational services to about 460 Saluda County students the Ai ken system will be reimbursed by the Salnda County Board of Education That will give Aiken County anywhere from to to extra money for school building purposes said Rep Huff Every county will get flat out and that means Aiken could get about tions of the budget but seemed generally satisfied Please See BUDGET Page 14A 88 Relatively Crime Safe Aiken County Data Reveals By STEPHANIE WARNECKEADAMS Staff Writer The year 1988 was a relatively safe one for Aiken County citizens as the county snowed large decreases in several major crimes from 1987 In 1988 Aiken was the 10th largest county in the state with a population of 121600 However 17 counties showed higher rate of crimes according to annu al statistics published by the State Law Enforcement Division Aiken County reported 4601 crimes per 10000 citizens Horry County reported the highest number with 866 per 10000 Both the city of Aiken and the county showed large decreases in several violent and nonviolent crimes from 1987 to 1988 while the state showed increases in all but one major crimes Aiken County reported decreases in the number of robberies aggrevated as saults simple assaults and larcenies The biggest decrease 56 percent was in robberies Aggrevated assaults dropped by 44 percent and simple as saults dropped by 32 percent The Sheriffs Department maintained a 46 percent overall clearance rate ac cording to Sheriff Carrol G Heath Every murder was cleared by arrest One half of the forcible rapes and one out of every six robberies were cleared by arrest One See 88 RELATIVELY Page 14A Job Growth Falls To Lowest Level In More Than 3 Years By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The nations unem ployment rate dipped to 52 percent in May but in a signal of a slowing econ omy job growth fell to its lowest level in more than three years the govern ment said today The civilian jobless rate taken from the Labor Departments monthly house hold survey fell from Aprils 53 per cent in line with the expectations of analysts But nonfarm payroll growth taken from a separate survey of business es tablishments was up by only 101000 down from Aprils revised growth of 206000 jobs The May growth was the lowest monthtomonth gain since 84000 added payroll positions were reported in March 1986 For the past three months an average of only 160000 jobs have been added to nonfarm payrolls each month down from the robust average monthly gain of 270000 jobs reported in 1987 and 1988 In other signs of an economic slow down the Labor Department said the average privatesector nonagricultural workweek fell 03 hours to 346 hours That decline was influenced by April figures that likely overestimated the work week because the survey did not take into account that Good Friday and Please See JOB Page 6A Unrepentant Wright Sees Himself As Victim By The Associated Press WASHINGTON House Speaker Jim Wright still denying the ethics charges against him is painting himself as a vic tim of political retribution and of a desire to accomplish too much too fast in Congress In a 1 hour luncheon with reporters and in a series of television interviews on Thursday an unrepentant Wright said he decided last weekend to resign from Con gress because he expected the ethics committee to recommend he be repri manded a move which likely would have Coelho Satisfied Page 14A cost him his speakership To fight that recommendation would have been too politically costly and tied the House in knots for a long time to come he said Wright said he believed Majority Lead er Thomas Foley DWash the man who will succeed him is better suited to heal the wounds caused by the ethics fight He does have a temperamental ad vantage in the sense of being more cau tious reasoned less hurried Wright said I was probably obsessed with the notion that I had a limited period of time in which to make my mark on the future That was one of my attitudes perhaps a failing In the interview Wright was by turns jovial and emotional offering an unusual selfanalysis and portraying himself as seeking to restore peace to the chamber he had plunged into turmoil during his stormy tenure He reached back to memories of his adolescence in Dallas when a football coach persuaded him to join the school debate team and he became interested in Woodrow Wilsons ideas for the League of Nations From that time I didnt want to do anything except to come to Congress and to use whatever influence I could to help create the basis for a more peaceful world Wright said his voice breaking You get so selfrighteous about these things I guess you think your way is right So you get very determined and you try to make things happen in a way that you believe in your finite judgment is best And maybe you are not the pos sessor of infinite wisdom Maybe the oth er guys have got good ideas too   

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